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Old 07-14-2017, 10:13 AM   #1201
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I bought the 3Racing SAK-U113/PK_V2 aluminum steering rack. It doesn't work with the XI Sport despite being listed under that car as the options. The ball stud for the steering drag link is centered on the XI Sport plastic parts. The ball stud is offset to the far side on the aluminum steering parts.
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Yes, you have to mount the servo horn 5 degrees offset anticlockwise (1 spline over) as you look at it from the front.
It does work. I'm using it and I know others are too.
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Default sakura xi sport asphalt setup

Anybody have a good low grip asphalt setup for this car?
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Yes, you have to mount the servo horn 5 degrees offset anticlockwise (1 spline over) as you look at it from the front.
It does work. I'm using it and I know others are too.
Wouldn't work for me. I tried moving the servo horn both ways. It hit parts at full throw. I could have severely limited steering with EPA and it would have worked.
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That doesn't make a whole lot of sense, as many of us have used that aluminium link, me included. Can you take a picture?
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Old 07-27-2017, 12:49 AM   #1206
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Brilliant idea. I love painting shells (not very good at it, but I have fun), but hate cutting them out. However, they obviously won't do a Sakura pre-cut shell, but do our mounts line up with another brand's? After all, everyone says that the Sakura is a cheap copy, but a copy of what?

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Brilliant idea. I love painting shells (not very good at it, but I have fun), but gate cutting them out. However, they obviously won't do a Sakura pre-cut shell, but do our mounts line up with another brand's? After all, everyone says that the Sakura is a cheap copy, but a copy of what?
My guess is the mounting holes aren't drilled yet. That way it can fit just about any touring car. Just mark the holes before you paint. Makes it a ton easier.
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Brilliant idea. I love painting shells (not very good at it, but I have fun), but gate cutting them out. However, they obviously won't do a Sakura pre-cut shell, but do our mounts line up with another brand's? After all, everyone says that the Sakura is a cheap copy, but a copy of what?
Is the XI Sport a copy? It may not be a $400 TC chassis, but it doesn't seem "cheap" to me. I am only a casual on-road guy though. So is it "cheap"?
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Apparently the holes are pre drilled. They are doing about 4 versions at the mo with more on the way (I think)
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Sorry, I didn't mean it as a criticism to say it's cheap. Cheap is a good thing. I'm very happy with paying 90 for the car. But I think they 'borrowed' quite a lot of ideas from other, more expensive manufacturers, so I wondered if the holes would like to with one of them?

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Anybody have a good low grip asphalt setup for this car?
The stock setup is a good place to start. I ran an xi sport with great success at my local club which run on a carpark track.
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TRF yellow springs up front, TRF red in black - or use the yeah racing equivalent set like I did.

5k in the rear diff.

Thinnest swaybar in the rear, one or two notches stiffer up front.

Try < 1' toe up front.

Sorex 32 is what I used last year.


Basically you want to stiffen up the front to induce understeer. This will eliminate the cars ass from spinning around, which happens with the stock setup on low traction pavement. Once you have a car that understeers, adding more front traction won't be a problem.

Good luck, let us know how it goes.
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TRF yellow springs up front, TRF red in black - or use the yeah racing equivalent set like I did.

5k in the rear diff.

Thinnest swaybar in the rear, one or two notches stiffer up front.

Try < 1' toe up front.

Sorex 32 is what I used last year.


Basically you want to stiffen up the front to induce understeer. This will eliminate the cars ass from spinning around, which happens with the stock setup on low traction pavement. Once you have a car that understeers, adding more front traction won't be a problem.

Good luck, let us know how it goes.
Do you still race 3Racing products? I know you bought an Advanced, but do you still race it, or have you been racing other brands lately?
If so what and why that brand?

From what I've read you're a pretty darn good driver, so it's very interesting what you would choose.
I'm gonna stick with the Sakura for quite a while. I crash too often (although becoming less often) to have something nicer/more expensive. But I also really like the car and I certainly haven't reached its full potential. Think I'll buy a couple more for spares soon, as parts are becoming less available (slowly).
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I raced an Advanced all fall/winter for indoor season. I'll be racing it again once the outdoor season is over (I run an X-ray NT1 and experimented with a Tamiya TT02 outside).

There are some differences between the Xi Sport and the Advanced. But many of the parts are interchangeable.I still believe that the Xi Sport is an excellent platform for club racers and those starting out and learning to tune a car. Trying to race a TT02 all summer made me realize how much better of a car the Xi Sport is for just 90 bux.

Good luck and have fun.
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Old 08-24-2017, 06:58 PM   #1215
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I just finished building and testing a new kit for vta. Box stock springs measure 26mm resting length, swapped to stock Spec-R S1 kit springs (2.9 front, 2.7 rear, whatever those rate numbers equate to) measuring 25mm resting length and was able to get the ride height to 5mm. I just switched to some 20mm tall springs that i have for my VM-II m-chassis, I'll see how that goes later this weekend.

Compared to the times at my local track last weekend, average top 15 lap times were in the 10.6-10.8 range (xray t4 and a tc7), the average top 15 lap times with the xi sport were at 10.0 by the end of my practice session with Dobbs(he was actually driving).

Built per the manual except for springs, diff fluid and camber settings, this thing is solid. This is going to give my S1 a run for its money.

Run down of setup:
New Protoform vta tires - sxt 3.0 - half front, full rear
Novak 25.5 ballistic - geared 96/50 (3.84 final drive ratio) at 35 degeees timing
Hobbywing justock
Savox 1251 servo with kimbrough servo saver
Airtronics radio gear

Front toe: 1.5 degrees out
Rear toe: stock manual
Front camber: 1 degree
Rear camber: 2 degrees
Front height: 5mm
Rear height: 5.5mm
Front droop: 2mm over ride height
Rear droop: 2mm over ride height
Front hex: 7.0mm
Rear hex: 7.0mm

Steering limits setup so the knuckles just barely touch the c-hubs at full lock, no dual rates, no expo, no drag brake, 90ish by 40ish crc fastrack 2 black carpet. So easy to drive...its point and shoot.
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